The Role of Municipalities in Promoting the Renovation Wave
Date & Time: 29th November (Mon), 10:00 – 11:00 am (CET) / 18:00-19:00 (JST)
This webinar will be held as a “Thematic Track 5 (TT5) “ of ISAP2021 which is organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
Website of ISAP2021：https://isap.iges.or.jp/2021/jp/index.html
English-Japanese interpretation will be available via Zoom.
For cities to meet the challenge of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, one policy pillar is to promote
a renovation wave in buildings, which the EU sees as a priority of its Green Deal. The EU is known for
its holistic approach to buildings and under the post covid-19 era, new policy instruments are being
introduced to help buildings decarbonise, integrate renewables, promote resource efficiency and
circularity. Meanwhile, Japan’s Premier has declared that Japan would realise carbon-neutrality by
2050, and a roadmap announced in June addresses building energy efficiency as a crucial
component. Widespread decarbonisation of buildings is still a challenge, but we see more
examples in both EU and Japan.
|10:00 CET (18:00 JST)||Opening Remarks and background to the webinar
Prof. Hidefumi Imura, IURC Asia-Australasia, Key Expert for Japan
|Group Photo Session
|10:05 CET (18:05 JST)
|Setting the scene: EU’s policy on “Renovation Wave” and the role of municipalities
Dr. Paolo Bertoldi, Senior Expert, Joint Research Center of the
|10:15 CET (18:15 JST)
· Mr. Jon Gastanares (Head) and Mr. Iker Mardaras Larrañaga (architect), Energy Efficiency Section, the City of Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
· Mr. Masayuki Fujita, Environmental Policy Department, Kyoto City Government, Japan
· Ms. Brigitte Köhnlein, Deputy Head, Department of Federal, European and International Affairs, Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Moderator: Dr. Ryoko Nakano, IURC Asia & Australasia, Japan
|10:40 CET (18:40 JST)
|10:55 CET (18:55 JST
|Summary, next steps and closing remarks
· Mr. Pablo Gandara, Team Leader, IURC Asia-Australasia
|11:00 CET (19:00 JST)
|Closure of meeting
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